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Bug Blamed For Causing Crash

KSAL Staff - August 4, 2013 9:38 am

A bug is blamed for causing a crash on Interstate 70.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a Ford Fiesta was headed east on Interstate 70 Saturday afternoon.

The driver, 16-year-old Jeremy Baggs fron Dacula, Georgia, was distracted by a bug. He veered off the road into the south ditch and struck the 196 milemarker sign. The car came to rest facing northeast.  

Baggs and a passenger, 21-year-old Chelsea Bell from Kelso, Washington, were both transported to the hospital in Russell. Troopers say that both were buckled up.

The crash happened Saturday afternoon 11 miles east of Russell on Interstate 70.


August 4, 2013 at 10:16 pm

LMFFAO!!!! I’ve heard it all now!!!

Charles Sadler

August 5, 2013 at 8:45 am

Glad you think it’s funny someone is injured

Anita Mann

August 5, 2013 at 8:58 am

A bug? That’s new….


August 5, 2013 at 10:24 am

this is what happens when you got inexperienced drivers out there on the roads and although the bug story is interesting its probably more like texting while driving

peggy amon

August 6, 2013 at 8:01 am

i agree it is not funny, someone was hurt and it has nothing to do with age or inexperience, bugs can distract you,like flies and mosquitoes,it was just an unfortunate accident, i hope and pray they are ok

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